Realizing Emergent Configurations in the IoT | New PhD student at IOTAP


Updated 14 November 2018

A strong connection between research and industry. That is one of the reasons why Fahed Alkhabbas, PhD student in computer science, came to Malmö University. At IOTAP, Alkhabbas will focus on realizing Emergent Configurations (EC) in the IoT. An EC is a set of IoT things, with their functionalities and services, that connect and collaborate temporally to achieve a user goal.

Fahed, what is your research interest?

Mainly, my research interest is to devise novel approaches for engineering IoT systems that can cope with dynamic and uncertain environments and achieve user goals based on the EC concept.

Why is this research important?

The Internet of Things consists of a network of heterogeneous things, including sensors, actuators, more or less complex devices, and physical objects. Several open challenges are identified in several IoT areas among which heterogeneity, adaptability, interoperability, security, and privacy are some. This highlights the need for novel approaches to middleware, software architecture, data mining, etc., to support the design and development of IoT systems, as well as to run them. The core scientific challenge is to devise a theory of and methods for adaptive goal-oriented ECs encompassing both their design and management.

Which IOTAP projects will you be involved in?

My research is conducted within the Emergent Configurations of Connected Systems (ECOS) project.

Why did you want to come to Malmö University?

I am interested in doing research about the IoT and the IOTAP is among the leading research centers in the field. In addition, several companies are involved in the ECOS project activities. We continuously meet and discuss how to apply our research. This enriches also my experience in the industrial domain.

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